Archive for May 25th, 2018

May 25, 2018

Do you really want to subscribe to A Folk Song A Day?

We’re all sick of emails from companies and websites telling us about their new privacy policy, but of course it’s all in a good cause – the GDPR is actually a Good Thing for ordinary internet users.

Anyway, if you’ve received a notification about this blog post, you must have opted to subscribe at some point over the last seven years. I’m very gratified that a good many people have done so. I don’t post many songs these days, but there’s still quite a few I’ve got up my sleeve, and one day they’ll make it up onto this site – and if you’re a subscriber you’ll be instantly notified when they do.

But, as I’m sure you’re aware, you can unsubscribe at any time.

The blog is hosted at WordPress.com which is owned by Auttomatic. They have a Privacy Notice describing the personal data that they collect about the users of WordPress sites. So, if you’re worried, have a read of that.

The only information I can see about subscribers is your email address or WordPress presence, depending on how you subscribed.

That’s all I need to say, I think. Do please carry on with whatever it was you were doing.

Early twentieth century photograph of two men, one with an anglo-concertina, and a woman holding a baby.

Don’t look so worried! Everything’s fine.